Over the weekend, my daughter-in-law said, “Mrs. Keri, I’ve noticed a big change in you over the past couple years. You’re so much more chill.” (Insert maniacal laugh here. ME? CHILL?!?) I responded, “I’ve just stopped fighting.” If there is one thing I’ve learned in the course of life, it’s that my usual strategy of […]
“Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.” ~ Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), Des Beaux-Arts Mirrors are not always what they seem!
“I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. “ ~ Terence [Publius Terentius Afer] in Adelphoe (The Brothers), 1.415 In the Lewis family, we joke about a genetic predilection for learning the hard way. While personal experience and natural consequences […]
“Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.” ~ Lawrence Durrell “Necessity is the mother of invention,” is the old saying. Perhaps that is true of mechanical inventions, and I’m very grateful for air conditioners, dishwasher, and washing machines. What would it be like to have the mind of a visionary inventor, such as Leonardo da Vinci […]
“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Last night we watched “Woman in Gold,” a movie about real-life Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann. She is famous for suing the Austrian government over the ownership of several paintings, most notably a portrait […]
“Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.” ~ Samuel Butler And, when a mirror isn’t handy, let us be grateful for true friends, who tell us when we have something unsightly in our teeth. Or, in the case of having something unsightly in our noses, a delicate euphemism […]
“Self-pity is never useful. It tends to distort like a fun-house mirror.” ~ Anne Roiphe When my schedule becomes crowded to the point of no margin, the first tasks I abandon are the very ones that keep me grounded: scripture reading, prayer, back stretches. Pretty stupid. Next come the things I enjoy: reading, blogging, quilting. […]
“Our job is only to hold up the mirror — to tell and show the public what happened.” ~ Walter Cronkite Does anyone else miss the “old days” of news reporting?
“Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. “ ~ Indra Devi I like this quote because it combines a previous One Little Word of mine […]
“A book was like stepping through a mirror. I could go somewhere else. Each one was a door to a whole kingdom.” ~Susan Sontag, via The Writer’s Almanac Last week while traveling for work, I stumbled through a mirror into a small, magical kingdom: a bookstore named Pentimento. Inside I found lovely comrades-in-reading, Toni Wall […]